Julie Carpenter, director of the Betts House, joins Mark Perzel to discuss the September 8 guided walking tour that will explore the history and architecture of the Betts Longworth Historic District in the West End, and the Italianate homes mixed with 19th century farmhouses and early 20th century gems.
Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 10:46 am
The title of Elgin James' debut feature, Little Birds, refers to the two teenage girls at its center. But for all the sweetness and fragility that title suggests, one of those girls, Lily (Juno Temple), has a knack for destruction better suited to a charging rhino.
Lily, in fact, is the stuff of parents' worst nightmares about what their children might become as teenagers: sullen, willful, cruel, smart enough to know how to hurt those closest to her with a few well-chosen words but too dumb to know how to protect herself from harm.
In the post-apocalyptic film world, the tactic du jour for tipping off an audience that civilization and its inhabitants have all but kicked it seems to be simple color correction â€” specifically, zapping the frame of any lively hues and leaving behind a desolate palette of gray. Call it 50 shades of desaturated desperation.
A Tsui Hark movie in 3-D â€” not to mention the first wuxia film to be shot in the format â€” ought to serve up three times the spectacle of the usual Tsui affair. And damned if Flying Swords of Dragon Gate doesn't almost deliver.